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Dallas-Fort Worth calendar of events for April 2014.
In 2014, Easter Sunday is April 20.
Many DFW restaurants are offering special Easter brunch menus and lavish buffets to help you celebrate spring.
DFW is a shopping mecca for formal wear like prom, formal dance or quinceanera dresses.
Need to plan a kid's birthday party? Unwrap all the details on where to have a great birthday party in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Trying to find the best places in the Metroplex to take photos with the Easter Bunny? There are lots of great places if know where to look. It's a little like finding the Prize Egg. Here are some egg-celent places to take photos with the bunny this spring.
The 2014 Spring Thoroughbred Season kicks off on April 10 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie.
April is a great month to get out and enjoy the many festivals Dallas has to offer.
Try this list of Dallas's five-star restaurants serving a variety of cuisines.
Summer camps keep the kids busy and having fun. Some are educational, some are athletic and some are just plain fun.
Many restaurants in DFW offer brunch on the weekends. Some offer Sunday buffet brunches. And bottomless Mimosas.
May is a great time to celebrate spring and enjoy an outdoor festival.
Texas summers are hot and water parks are a great way to chill. Most parks open in May and remain open until Labor Day weekend.
There are tacos for every palate in Dallas from Tex-Mex to authentic. Here are the 10 best tacos in Dallas.
Cupcakes are quite possibly the perfect dessert. They're cute; they're affordable; they're delicious. They're great for parties and the perfect little sugar fix. And I'd like one right now!
Dallas Blooms! is the celebration of spring with 500,000 blooming bulbs at the Dallas Arboretum through April 8, 2013.
More than six million people live in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and more than forty school districts serve the areas in and around Dallas and Fort Worth.
Easter fun can include a fabulous brunch buffet with friends, an egg hunt with the kids, or a stroll through the park. Easter falls on April 8, 2012.
Dallas-Fort Worth calendar of events for May 2014.
For a really big screen experience, check out an IMAX theatre. The screen is so wide and so high that you will feel you are inside the film, but the size of the image does not diminish the quality. IMAX films come in all varieties, from museum-quality documentaries to the latest Hollywood blockbusters.
When was JFK shot? What time was Lee Harvey Oswald arrested? The events of the JFK assassination happened quickly on Nov 22, 1963. Here is a brief timeline touching on the major points of the day and those following.
Crowley Independent School District, located south of Fort Worth, has nearly 15,000 students. It serves the cities of Crowley, Edgecliff Park, and a portion of Fort Worth.
DFW celebrates July 4th in a big way -- as only Texans can. There are many places to attend festivals, celebrate and watch fabulous fireworks displays. Addison's Kaboom Town! is one of the best fireworks shows in the nation.
There are so many great things to do during Spring Break in the DFW Area. Plan a staycation!
Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for "the fifth of May," celebrates the defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla,
It's tornado season in North Texas. And yes, we do live in Tornado Alley. Here are some suggestions on how to be safe during a severe storm in the DFW area.
"Dallas Blooms" is the largest Flower Festival in the southwest with over 500,000 blooming spring bulbs
DFW loves us some barbecue! Who do you think smokes the best meat? Here's a look at some of the best barbecue joints in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12, 2013. Take Mom out to her favorite restaurant and celebrate her special day.
Southwest Airlines lowers fares for fall through August 1, 2011.
Everman Independent School District is located to the southeast of Fort Worth. More than 4,200 students attend Everman schools.
This photo was taken from the grassy knoll. The route of the presidential motorcade would have taken John F. Kennedy across this view twice. Page 5.
Celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2013. It's a great time to remind ourselves to be kinder to the planet. Several events in DFW will show you how to be more earth-friendly (buy organic, shop sustainable, recycle and more).
Dallas has museums with world-class art, in-depth history, and unique exhibits. These are some of the free museums in the Metroplex.
The Easter Bunny is in DFW. Get a photo and maybe a surprise!
The average number of days where the high is more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit is a mere sixteen, but in the middle of summer, that's no comfort.
Grapevine Mills Mall is just north of the DFW airport. A popular shopping destination for locals and tourists, the mall has food, entertainment, and organized activities like MallWalkers and a kids' club.
Hams are a wonderful addition to your holiday meal. DFW has several restaurants that specialize in delicious hams.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Many DFW restaurants focus on serving pancakes, waffles and breakfat tacos. Now that's a good thing!
One of the most desirable Dallas neighborhoods is Preston Hollow. President Bush lives here.
Enjoy this walking tour which takes you past some of downtown Dallas's nicest parks and well-known buildings. The entire tour can be completed in about forty-five minutes, but I encourage you to stop and relax in the parks, take in some shopping, and try the restaurants along the way.
While some people prefer roses to celebrate special occasions like Valentine's Day, others prefer chocolates.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex seemingly has malls tucked in every corner. Discover shopping centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
Many witnesses claim they heard shots coming from the grassy knoll on the north side of Elm Street. The grassy knoll affords a clear view of the length of Elm Street. Page 4.
When it's 110 degrees in August, what tastes better than an icy margarita? That's right. Nothing. DFW makes the best margs ever.
The Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex has five professional baseball teams. The Texas Rangers, a Major League team, play at the Ballpark at Arlington. The Frisco Roughriders, affiliate to the Texas Rangers, play at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. The Fort Worth Cats play at historic LaGrave Field and the Tarrant Blue Thunder play at Crosstimbers Ballpark in North Richland Hills. The Grand Prairie AirHogs play at the Stadium at Lone Star Park.
Blue Martini is a new, upscale bar/lounge that's a one-stop destination for dining, drinking and dancing at the Shops at Legacy in Plano, Texas.
You don't have to be a vegan or vegetarian to enjoy a great meatless meal in DFW. Check out one of these great vegetarian restaurants for some healthy alternatives.
Knitting boutiques are as unique as their owners. While most will carry a good selection of high-end yarns and patterns, the precise stock will vary according to the owners' likes as well as the likes and interests of their customers. The social aspect of knitting is another important consideration when choosing a store. All these knitteries have classes and other gatherings.
Children attending school in Texas are required to have been vaccinated for nine communicable diseases before entering grades kindergarten through twelfth. Children attending day care in Texas must also be vaccinated for three more communicable diseases.
15th Street is downtown Plano's Main Street and it's lined with everything a person might expect - boutiques and specialty stores, antiques, restaurants and tea rooms, art galleries, and more. Page 2.
There are some great foods at the State Fair of Texas. Yes, many of them are fried. Here are my top picks. Don't miss the State Fair of Texas September 27 - October 20, 2013.
The State Fair of Texas offers several different discounts and deals -- some benefit the North Texas Food Bank. You can feel good about saving money and helping a worthy cause at the same time.
Photos taken of the area on the day of the Kennedy assassination have been pored over by investigators and theorists alike in the years since. One mystery still unsolved is that of a mysterious silhouette leaning on the fence at the top of the grassy knoll. If you squint at the original photo, it looks like a black dog, hence the nickname “Black Dog Man”. Page 6.
There's lots of fun things going on this June in DFW.
Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth, Texas has a wide selection of restaurants -- from fast food to fine dining. Here's a guide to finding the best restaurants in Sundance Square.
DFW has abundance of local charities that would love to have your unwanted items. Your trash might be someone else's treasure.
Let's Go Rangers! The Texas Rangers play major league baseball in the Rangers Ballpark at Arlington.
DFW has many great places to enjoy a frozen treat and beat the Texas heat.
There are 12 Dallas Cowboys enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The list includes 10 players, Head Coach Tom Landry, and Dallas Cowboys President/General Manager Tex Schramm.
The Old Red Museum is a Dallas landmark full of rich history and culture. Page 2.
DFW has many great restaurants to enjoy a slice of pie. What's your favorite place?
Less than two blocks away from where President Kennedy was shot, the city of Dallas and many donors erected a monument to the fallen president. The JFK Memorial is a simple monument. Page 8.
DFW has some great stores where you can shop for Halloween costumes.
In 1997, researchers tested a long-standing theory that someone could have hidden in the storm drain, shot President Kennedy, and escaped under the city. Page 7.
The Galleria Dallas is an upscale shopping mall located at the intersection of I-635 and the Dallas North Tollway. Anchor stores include Macy's, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Don't miss great shopping at American Girl Boutique and Bistro, Tiffany & Co, Banana Republic, Gap, and the Westin Galleria.
Several DFW area restaurants offer free kids meals with the purchase of an adult meal. Enjoy!
The Texas Star is a 212.5-foot-tall ferris wheel at Fair Park in Texas. It made its first appearance at the 1985 State Fair of Texas and has run every year since. With 44 gondolas able to seat six people each, up to 264 riders can be on the wheel at once.
The Cheesecake Factory serves up some delicious new menu items including cocktails, appetizers, salads and of course the Oreo Dream Extreme Cheesecake. Mmm.
Inside the JFK Memorial is a low granite square with the name John Fitzgerald Kennedy carved in it and painted gold to reflect the light from the white walls. Page 9.
The city of Plano has five public pools. Some are open year-round. Some have water slides and play areas.
The Dallas Arboretum is the perfect location for an outdoor concert series
Where's the beef? It's in DFW. We're known for our great burgers. Who do you think serves up the best?
The Warren Commission believed that Lee Harvey Oswald fired out of a corner window on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. Cardboard boxes were found arranged in a “sniper's nest” looking over Houston Street and Elm Street. Page 2.
Arlington Independent School District is the eighth largest school district in Texas and the 66th in the nation with more than 63,000 students.
Build-A-Bear Workshop lets the kids create their own stuffed animal, dress them, and accessorize them. The only limit is their imagination (and your wallet). Build-A-Bear Workshop offers party planning for groups of more than six.
DFW has some incredible seafood restaurants--perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras.
Enjoy the ho-ho-holidays with fun events in DFW.
Reunion Tower is a highlight of the Dallas skyline.
Ring in the New Year with an awesome celebration. Some are elegant sit-down dinners and some are on-your-feet-dancing parties. Many are some combination of the two. Some are non-traditional ways to celebrate like Prairie Lights or the Dallas Stars hockey game.
Downtown Plano has upscale, affordable apartments, art galleries and museums, restaurants, shopping, theatres, and a large park to relax in. Charming neighborhood filled with early twentieth-century homes lie within easy walking distance.
Follow this link to information on Cinco de Mayo 2013 . Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for "the fifth of May,"
Great Wolf Lodge is an indoor water park located in Grapevine, Texas. It becomes an outdoor waterpark too during the summer months.
Bluebonnets are the state flower of Texas. And they are beautiful!
Getting fit doesn't need to be expensive. These city-owned recreation centers have a variety of classes and facilities ranging from aerobics, basketball, and martial arts classes to free weights and the latest Nautilus equipment. Some even have swimming pools and indoor tracks.
Dallas and Fort Worth have a wonderful variety of restaurants where you can enjoy fine dining, casual dining, family-style dining, fast casual, fast food or take-out.
If you don't want to spend time cooking and doing all the dishes yourself, take the family to one of DFW's restaurants to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Many DFW businesses offer senior citizen and/or military discounts.
Mobile Pet Grooming
No kidding, DFW has some great comedy nightclubs. Laughter burns calories too!
Bluebonnets are the state flower of Texas. And they are beautiful! Page 2.
Max's Wine Dive is a marriage of two of my favorite things: gourmet comfort food and wine.
For a long time, downtown Dallas was the business district and nothing else. Streets cleared out shortly after five. Historic buildings sat empty at night, some empty during the day. In the last decade, the city of Dallas and several developers have made a concerted effort to bring life back to downtown. Nowadays, downtown still has the businesses, but the efforts have brought in urban dwellers, more shopping, nightlife—downtown Dallas has a character all its own.
JFK Memorial Plaque. Dallas. Page 10.
Here are the top 5 reasons you know it's spring in DFW.
The Heritage Senior Center in Irving provides recreational activities, hot meals, and informative classes for senior citizens.
Oak Lawn is a wealthy part of Dallas with many high-rise condos, apartments and townhomes. Oak Lawn is known for its fabulous restaurants, bars and clubs. Many in this area cater to the gay and lesbian community.
There are lots of concerts and events taking place in DFW in July 2014. Here are just a few great events.
Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar restaurant that incorporates ingredients and menu items that are indigenous to Texas. Seasons 52 boasts 63 wines by-the-glass and nothing on the menu over 475 calories.
For 72 hours only, Southwest Airlines celebrates Halloween with spooktacular low fares.
Late in May of each year, Grapevine celebrates Main Street Days. The outdoor festival always has music, arts and crafts, and entertainment. Exhibits and demonstrations highlight the opportunities for outdoor activities available in the Metroplex.
Spring Break time baby! Here's the DFW calendar of events for March 2014.
There are 24 Fortune 500 companies based in the DFW area.
It's Mudbug Season DFW!
Many respected newspapers publish their news online as well as in print. Here are a few.
The Dallas Arboretum is a 66-acre garden that promotes the art, enjoyment and knowledge of horticulture.
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A Affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
The Texas School Book Depository houses offices and the Sixth Floor Museum, a fascinating look at the life of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the national mood in the years leading up to and during his presidency, and the ideas and evidence behind many of the conspiracy theories that have developed since his death.
Autumn at the Arboretum is a beautiful transition of the garden from spring colors to radiant fall colors.
DFW has many unique holiday lighting displays to view. Admission is usually free.
If you're looking for wine and roses, this isn't the place. No ordinary stuff here.
The Old Red Courthouse in downtown Dallas is a fine example of the courthouse-building fervor that swept through Texas in the 1880s and 1890s. In an imposing Romanesque style with turrets and gargoyles (actually wyverns), the courthouse dominates the area near Dealey Plaza, even though it is not as tall as many of the surrounding buildings.
The Dallas Independent School District is the second largest school district in Texas after Houston ISD and the twelfth largest in the nation with over 158,000 students. It serves the cities of Dallas, Addison, Balch Springs, Carrollton, Desoto, Duncanville, Ferris, Garland, Grand Prairie, Hutchins, Lancaster, Mesquite, Seagoville, and Wilmer with 22 High Schools, nine Magnet High Schools, seven Alternative School Programs, 32 middle schools, and 155 elementary schools.
Need a break from shopping, baking and mailing holiday cards,create some new traditions with family and friends at DFW’s favorite holiday-themed entertainment venues. The metroplex has many holiday events that will be fun for the entire family. Take some time out of your hectic schedule to have a little holiday fun.
The Dallas World Aquarium showcases a variety of exotic and endangered species in a series of ecosystems designed to make the animals feel at home. Visitors wind through the exhibits on gently sloped paths with plenty of places for grandparents and toddlers to sit a moment. Three restaurants provide fine dining—and kids' meals—at the end of an enjoyable visit.
Babe's Chicken Dinner Restaurant is a family-style restaurant serving the best in Southern style comfort food.
Allen Premium Outlets is a great place to find discounts on your favorite designer items.
Some theories of the Kennedy assassination point out that a second-floor window was partially open on the Elm Place building. Page 3.
The DFW area has some of the spookiest haunted houses and some of the nation's largest haunted houses -- including one that made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Duncanville Independent School District, with over 12,000 students, serves Duncanville and portions of Desoto, Cedar Hill, and Dallas with nine elementary schools, three intermediate schools, three middle schools, two high schools, and an education center.
On a gluten-free diet? Believe it or not, there are some G-F foods that you can enjoy at the State Fair of Texas. Cotton candy is a yes!
Many cities have great parks for your best friend to exercise and socialize. Most have water fountains.
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Greenz is a casual restaurant where you can find hearty soups, delicious salads, sandwiches and wraps. I think it's cool that any salad can become a wrap!
June is a month full of festivals and great summer activities.
Lancaster Independent School District has more than 6,000 students, all of whom are required to wear school uniforms. The student/teacher ratio is 17:1. Lancaster ISD serves the cities of Lancaster and Hutchins with seven elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and one learning center.
Some restaurants are offering free meals to veterans on Veteran's Day, which is November 11, 2013.
It's time for the 8th Annual CityArts Festival in Fair Park. This year the date has changed to Memorial Day weekend: May 27-29, 2011.
The Dallas area contains a plethora of astronomy clubs, many with around one hundred members, so it's clearly a popular hobby. Here are just a few of the local astronomy clubs.
Stonebriar Centre is a shopping mall in Frisco, Texas with over 150 stores.
The Admiral's Club in Terminal C at DFW provides a nice place to unwind and relax before a flight or during a layover. Quiet, free wi-fi, full bar, and decent snack menu makes the time pass quickly.
North East Mall is located just east of Fort Worth in Hurst.
The Blue Jacket Hyacinth makes a great border in a flower bed or it's perfect in a pot of color
DFW is home to some of the best Mexican food in the world. Who makes the best enchiladss? This is sure to stir up some controversy. Want to start a heated debate? Talk DFW Mexican food.
Picking out your own pumpkin to decorate for fall of Halloween is a fun family tradition. DFW pumpkin farms make a great backdrop for taking family photos.
Mother's Day is always the second Sunday in May. In 2013, it's on Sunday, May 12.
Bluebonnets are the state flower of Texas. And they are beautiful!
Bluebonnets are the state flower of Texas. And they are beautiful! Page 4.
Queen Anne's Lace (daucus carota) is another one of those flowers that all the butterflies seem to love. A native of Europe and southwest Asia, Queen Anne's Lace has naturalized all over the United States. It usually blooms in the spring in Texas, although in a wet summer, it will continue blooming through August. Page 8.
Bluebonnets are the state flower of Texas. And they are beautiful! Page 3.
The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) is a fifteen-member elected body whose purpose is to establish policies and set standards for Texas public schools and to mandate instruction in the knowledge and skills essential to a well-balanced curriculum. The SBOE also oversees the Permanent School Fund, which provides money to Texas public schools through investments and rentals, royalties, and sales of public lands.
The Capital Grille opened up in Plano and it's one fantastic night out on the town.
Spa Nail 7 is a reasonably-priced, extremely sanitary nail salon in Frisco, Texas. Under new management, you will appreciate their customer service and relaxing atmosphere.
Bread Zeppelin is taking salad to new heights in Las Colinas.
The Dallas area has excellent weather for outdoor activities. Here is a collection of hike and bike trails in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. Remember your sunscreen and hat and some comfortable shoes and get outdoors.
Many DFW restaurants cater. Here are some suggestions for your next holiday event or party.
You can't bring a big purse, diaper bag or fanny pack to AT&T Cowboys Stadium -- but then again, why would you want to anyway?
The Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans), also called the Trumpet Flower, Devil's Shoestring, or Foxglove Vine, is a native plant that is drought-tolerant and winter-hardy. It blooms profusely in the sunshine and is a favorite of hummingbirds and butterflies. Page 3.
Bread Winners Cafe is a great place for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Oh how I love their specialty breads.
The Trinity Railway Express (TRE) stops at ten stations, starting at the T&P in downtown Fort Worth and ending at Union Station in downtown Dallas.